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Re: The new apache license
On Fri, 2004-02-20 at 15:59, Theo de Raadt wrote:
> > The next frontier in the battle against OSS/Free SW is "trusted
> > computing" and patents. This is critical stuff, in my opinion.
> Bullshit, the next frontier is free projects becoming less free from
> the inside, and the entire userbase showing utter and complete
> indifference, and then 5 years from now discovering that the source
> code is hard to get at, or hard to incorporate into products, and
> voila... we get screwed again
I agree with this one. Even I myself don't care to some degree. So long
as the software works and is free (for now) I have a hard time seeing
why I need to be concerned. Most end users will just get the software
from the source, install, and not care.
If we hope to stop this, perhaps we should let the users feel a bit of
the angst? I this inconveniences them enough, they may be persuaded to
put more pressure on the people who are doing this. How to do this isn't
something I can say just yet. When Mandrake dropped XFree 4.4, Mandrake
users got mad at Mandrake, not the XFree86 project.
Christopher M. Ingram